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It's That Time of Year! Watch Your Mailbox for SBM Membership Renewal Info

Lorna Haughton McNeill, MPH, PhD, Membership Council chair

membership applicationIt's hard to believe, but 2016 is almost here. The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) will open 2016 membership renewals and new member sign ups this month.

Easy, one-page renewal forms are on their way to your mailbox right now. You'll also be able to renew online.

Renewing your membership means you'll be able to register for SBM's upcoming 2016 Annual Meeting at a discounted rate, saving hundreds of dollars! Renewing also means you'll also be eligible to receive one of SBM's 2016 achievement awards (the call for award applications opened October 12).

Other member benefits include access to job postings and funding opportunities; membership in one or more of SBM's behavioral medicine special interest groups; and subscriptions to SBM's two journals (Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine).

Don't delay! Renew early to ensure your member benefits do not lapse. Your renewal also shows support for important SBM activities, like fighting for increased National Institutes of Health funding and focusing decision-makers' attention on behavioral medicine research to ensure health policies and digital health products are truly evidence-based.

I recall much conversation from the 2015 Annual Meeting about SBM being members' "professional home." I must say that's true for me. SBM is very much my professional home, and I hope it continues to be yours! I'm also looking forward to seeing everyone in Washington, DC, at the 2016 meeting!